Jnr Raiders con­tinue streak

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

THE Un­der-10 Raiders played TAS on Fri­day night, and made it three wins on the trot. Af­ter train­ing on their ruck­ing skills dur­ing the week, the boys showed much bet­ter ball con­trol at the break­downs and set­ting up their back line.

From the kick off the Raiders’ ram­pag­ing for­ward pack crushed the TAS at­tack­ing line, with strong de­fence by Ethan the Hulk Chester­field and Jai­dyn the Cruise Mis­sile Os­borne, with Brodie the Ham­mer Fran­cis and Lewis the Rock Dun­can set­ting the rucks.

This pro­vided a strong plat­form for our half back, Light­ning Legs Tyson Os­borne prep­ping the backs for many a raid on TAS’s de­fen­sive line.

The first half saw Kye the Ram­pag­ing Bull Durie blast through the de­fence to score the first his of two tries of the night, fol­lowed shortly af­ter by Tysie and Hamish, a TAS de­fec­tor.

Af­ter a talk at half time about ball se­cu­rity and pass­ing along the back line, the boys ran out with fire in their bel­lies. It wasn’t long be­fore they put more points on the board, with Heath the Freight Train Dun­can’s straight and hard ball run­ning, and the for­wards work­ing hard at the ruck.

This opened the door for Tysie to use his speed and step to cross for his sec­ond try. Soon af­ter, the boys let their guard down and TAS got the chance to put on two tries back to back. This not only closed the gap but also shocked the Raiders into play­ing struc­tured rugby. When full­back Ryan the Sidewinder Hawk­ing chimed in to the back line he caused havoc for the TAS de­fence, which gave Big Ethan the chance to bust through the line to score his first try of the sea­son.

The Raiders crossed for six tries in all with five con­ver­sions bring­ing the tally to 40. TAS con­verted both their tries giv­ing them 14 points for the night.

All the boys put in a stellar per­for­mance. This week will see the boys work­ing hard on de­fence and line out moves.

Last home game this week is at Raider Park. Un­der-10 kick off is at 6pm.

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